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WEST BERKELEY PROJECT: HOME
West Berkeley is one of the most diverse, unique, and successful districts in the city. The West Berkeley Project is an ongoing effort between City of Berkeley staff, residents, business owners and stakeholders to improve upon the thriving industrial area to allow for continuous growth and prosperity while preserving the neighborhood’s character.
In 2007, City Council asked the Planning Commission to recommend zoning amendments for the West Berkeley area. The resulting work program, budgeted through the Office of Economic Development, is working to ease the obstacles that people face when trying to build, operate, or grow industrial businesses in West Berkeley. The work program seeks incremental changes to the zoning ordinance, not wholesale changes to the West Berkeley Plan.
The West Berkeley Project contains a number of documents, reports, and guidelines which serve as valuable resources for a range of topics. Of note are three major implementing initiatives:
i. 1993 West Berkeley Plan
ii. Revised Zoning Provisions, codified in the Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC):
- Chater 23E.28.130 (Parking Requirements for Change of Use and Expansions of Buildings)
- Chapter 23F.04 (Definitions Related to West Berkeley)
- Chapter 23E.72 (Protected Space)
iii. West Berkeley Mitigation Monitoring Report (MMRP)
We welcome feedback! Please email Debbie Sanderson, dsanderson@CityofBerkeley.info with comments about the process or elements of the West Berkeley Project.